Those 3 Times I Saw a #GreenHeron

Be as a bird perched on a frail branch that she feels bending beneath her, still, she sings away all the same, knowing she has wings.

Victor Hugo

There have been three occasions where I have seen the Green Heron. The first was on May 10, 2021 at Holmes Lake:

My life #Green Heron from May 2021!

The reason I saw it that day was because I was following an American Robin and I looked up and there the Green Heron as in the tree. I did not know what it was at first. I thought maybe it was some kind of cormorant.

At Holmes Lake in the area where I first saw the Green Heron

The second time I saw a #GreenHeron was in Laurinburg, N.C. when I was visiting my parents:

Green Heron was on a branch near the lifer Anhinga at Saint Andrews Presbyterian College lake. Sometime in June 2021.

And the third time I saw the Green Heron was on today, July 30, 2021. I was at Lincoln Saline Wetlands. I was VERY VERY close to it but my camera could not focus, instead it focused on the high grass that obscured it:


So I prayed that the Green Heron would not fly away and opted to walk further to an area where I could photograph it from a distance. I walked up on a group of Canada Geese, who had better things to do than sit with me so they swam into the water. I got out my binoculars and searched for it and there it was! Still perched on the branch:

There it is!

It was a fun birding day.

As I get closer to the anniversary of my Angel Son’s passing, these moments out in Nature with the birds really do nourish my soul to keep pushing on.

My beautiful Angel Son Ricky, 2018.
Hope of the Heaven sent butterfly. July 2021.

Published by Christy Hyman, PhD (spatialhuman6)

Historical Geographer, digital humanist, mother, griefworker, activist, advocate

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

records papers

archives narrative memory (505) 715-8779

Family In the 2020s

Cool Family Ideas

Radnor Bird Blog

Birdsightings in Radnorshire

Elizabeth River Bird Blog

Personal notes and thoughts on birds, bird photography, and, on occasion, human life


Birding Oregon and California, nature and outdoors

I'm Birding Right Now

Wherever you go... there you bird.

Low-Carbon Birding

A climate-friendly aproach to ornithology

Birds of New

New England wildlife photos and stories. What's your story?

Birder's Journey

"You must have birds in your heart before you can find them in the bushes." -- John Burroughs (Journal of the Outdoor Life, v20, 1923, p. 137)


Welcome to our website for the study and appreciation of Australian birds and their interesting behaviours.

%d bloggers like this: